Architectural style Art Deco, Moderne
|Architect Saum Architects|
NRHP Reference # 00001171
Added to NRHP 15 October 2000
|Location 6016, 6014, and 6018 Delmar, St. Louis, Missouri|
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The A & P Food Stores Building in St. Louis, Missouri is historically significant in part because it is rare in Saint Louis as a small commercial building having an Art Deco building design. Most others were either residential or larger commercial buildings. It also serves as an example of the work of Saum Architects, a not-well-known architectural firm of Saint Louis in the early 1900s. And it's also significant as having been one of the first supermarkets in Saint Louis, which developed to serve automobile-owning customers, providing parking and convenient "one stop shopping".
There were as many as 84 A & P stores in the city, 20 being supermarkets and the others being cash and carry stores; this building is one of the last surviving of these, and it was among those which kept operating up until A & P entirely left the city in 1979-1980.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.